Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…..

Toronto turns out to be hard work and little sleep ……

At yesterday’s VIP Summit we supported the signature of a position statement to facilitate the harmonization of the licensing of veterinary medicine.

A lot of especially smaller countries struggle to have accesss to sometimes vital medicines because the national licensing process is taking too long or might be prohibitively expensive so that these drugs never reach needy patients.

By accepting bonified drug trials and licensing in other countries can licensing cost be considerably reduced and these medicines be made available.

Good to see that the EU, partially due to my colleagues at the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE) are one of the most proactive institutions.

This unfortunately stands in clear contrast to the uncertainty for the availability of especially new veterinary medicines in the UK in case of a No-Deal Brexit scenario……

So time for some fun after the meeting…..

Published by The Blue Vet

I am a veterinary surgeon with a German and Norwegian educational background. I have been the founder and for over 20 years I have been the senior veterinarian at the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic in Surrey, England. When starting this blog I was also the President of FECAVA, the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. In the summer of 2019 I left my clinic to work as an international locum and clinical advisor. I am interested in all aspects of clinical companion animal medicine, in endurance sports and in traveling and meeting people with and without their pets and especially in sharing my knowledge with colleagues in other parts of Europe and the World.

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